The 40th Annual Toronto International Film Festival awarded the harrowing drama ‘Room’ the People’s Choice prize…
The story line is about a woman (Brie Larson) and eight-year-old (Jacob Tremblay) of Vancouver, the mother-son duo who live in a shed that he thinks is the entire world and his father is their kidnapper.
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Ireland’s Lenny Abrahamson directed ‘Room’, the suspenseful yet touching tale that’s based on Canadian author Emma Donoghue’s celebrated novel.
‘Room’ won the $15,000 Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the end of the 11-day festival, which has previously gone to movies that have won or been nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Picture in previous years with previous people’s award winners being Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.
The jury offered the award “for using pure cinema to create a strong physical sensation of being trapped in a vast space and hunted down by hatred in its most primal form”.